The Centre for Research & Innovation in Care Sciences has an over-arching focus on the promotion and maintenance of health and social well-being. Our research is interdisciplinary and considers both the application and implication of new knowledge for health and social care practice, policy, and professional education.

Our research programmes have a strong focus on especially vulnerable groups, such as older people, people with learning disabilities, those with inherited conditions and black and minority ethnic groups. We also aim to address the global agenda and European issues as well as priorities of the UK and Welsh Government. These include public participation in health care; policy development; service delivery and evaluation of health care services; the prevention and management of enduring conditions; and the promotion and maintenance of healthy living.

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The Centre comprises six Research Units and one Institute that span the School of Care Sciences and School of Health, Sport & Professional Practice. Each Unit is led by a Professor. All have excellent collaborative links with NHS, voluntary and social care sectors, as well as other academic departments at national and international levels.

For more information on the six research units under the Centre for Research and Innovation in Care Sciences please visit our research areas page.